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Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping ...

Kilimanjaro Machame route - 41 Trips with 13 Reviews

Highlights
  • Spot the black and white colobus monkeys
  • Transport is included
  • Staff salaries are included on the costs

This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount... ... Read More

Enosa Expeditions
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

of 2 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Enosa Expeditions
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,600 7 days
Highlights
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent views from various viewpoints.

On this trek, we will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa through ... Read More

Braventure Africa
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7 Days Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Today Nov 19
From US$ 1,750 7 days
Highlights
  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park

The seven day Machame route trek is the ideal schedule for this route. On the... ... Read More

Dahlia Tours&Safaris
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking + Wildlife Safari: Combined Tour

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Active 6 hours ago Dahlia Tours&Safaris
  • Next Departures Tomorrow Nov 20
From US$ 2,900 13 days
Highlights
  • Climbing the highest free standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro
  • Amazing views from the summit at 5895 m
  • Get to Africa's highest point

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, standing at 5895m. On this trek, you will ascend ... Read More

The Global Adventure Safaris ltd
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6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator The Global Adventure Safaris
  • Next Departures Today Nov 19
From US$ 1,350 6 days
Highlights
  • Trekking the Highest Mountain of Africa
  • Perfect Option for Those with Just 6 Days
  • Easy to Acclimatize and Better Chances of Successful Climb

Mount Kilimanjaro's Machame route is a popular hike favored by experienced backpackers. For those who ... Read More

Tanzania Tours Directory
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Tanzania Tours Directory
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,300 6 days
Highlights

Kilimanjaro Machame Route with Karanga Valley acclimatisation - 7 days Often called the "Whiskey Route"... ... Read More

Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 7 Day Private

of 3 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 2,395 7 days
Highlights
  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker
  • Enjoy different views as you go up the southwest side and come down from south side
  • More authentic mountian experience because you sleep in tents and eat under a dinner tent

It is a beautiful route up Kilimanjaro that allows you to experience the southwest and ... Read More

Zara Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route - 6 Days

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,797 6 days
Highlights
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
  • Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

The most beautiful, but Technical, climbing skills required, is now often booked by many -... ... Read More

Avocet Tanzania Safaris ltd
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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing + 2 Nights Stay

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Avocet Tanzania Safaris ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,790 8 days
Highlights
  • Dreaming of Reaching the Roof of Africa. Stop dreaming and Start Climbing!
  • The Machame Route of Mt Kilimanjaro is probably the most scenic route

The Total hiking distance of the Machame route is approximately 100 km, distributed over 6... ... Read More

Nyumbani Africa
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6-Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Private Tour

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Nyumbani Africa
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 2,500 6 days
Highlights

Considered to be one of the most beautiful features of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is as... ... Read More

Face of Africa Adventures
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7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Face of Africa Adventures
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Tomorrow Nov 20
From US$ 1,800 7 days
Highlights
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak

The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent... ... Read More

Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

of 1 review
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and
  • Next Departures Today Nov 20
From US$ 1,750 7 days
Highlights
  • Getting to the top of highest mountain in Africa
  • Impressive views

This 6 day trip will take you to the Roof of Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro... ... Read More

Seven Wonders Safaris
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6 Days Trek To The Roof Of Africa - Kilimanjaro

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Next Departures Today Nov 19
From US$ 1,450 6 days
Highlights
  • Machame offers the best route for acclimatization.
  • Fantastic views of natural scenery and snow-capped peaks.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.

For those who only have 6 days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More

Migration Venture Africa Ltd
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Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

of 1 review
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Today Nov 20
From US$ 1,550 8 days
Highlights
  • High summit success rate because of better acclimatization
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery

The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent... ... Read More

Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and
  • Next Departures Today Nov 20
From US$ 1,600 6 days
Highlights
  • Trekking, bird watching
  • Walking safaris, sightseeing
  • Night life, enjoying the nature & Wildlife

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, it’s found in northern part of Tanzania and lies just... ... Read More

Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
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6 Days Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

  • Starts/Ends Arusha /Arusha
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,700 6 days
Highlights

The Kilimanjaro Machame route is by a wide margin the least-used route on Kilimanjaro, getting ... Read More

Zara Tours
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

of 3 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Tanzania/Tanzania
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 2,048 11 days
Highlights
  • Explore Mt. Kilimanjaro through the Machame route a.k.a the Whiskey route

Machame Route, the Machame Route is scenic and some say the most beautiful. Also... ... Read More

Asili Explorer
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Machame Route To Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Asili Explorer
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 1,430 7 days
Highlights
  • Duration: 6 Days trekking; 4 and a half days ascending, 1 and a half days descending.
  • Length: 100 km/62 mi total; 62 km/38 mi to summit; 38 km/24 mi descend from summit

Description: The Machame Route is a beautiful route up Kilimanjaro that allows you to experience... ... Read More

Lights On Africa Destinations & Safaris
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6Days Machame Route "whiskey Route"

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Lights On Africa Destinations &
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 2,020 6 days
Highlights
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • More popular trail to reach Uhuru Peak
  • The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro

Machame Route is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are ... Read More

Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
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8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 1,895 US$ 1,706 8 days
Highlights
  • Getting to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • One of the more popular routes to Kilimanjaro
  • Beautiful views from some of the finest parts of the mountain

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, this climb through the Machame ... Read More

Kibosho Tours and Safaris
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6-day Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Active 5 hours ago Kibosho Tours and Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 20 Nov 21
From US$ 1,880 6 days
Highlights
  • Shira Plateau Panoramic Overview.
  • Kibo and Mawenzi viewpoint.

Machame is one of the most popular routes on Kili, but for sure it is ... Read More

Altezza Travel
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 8 Days

  • Starts/Ends Kilimanjaro/Kilimanjaro
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 1,806 8 days
Highlights
  • The Entire Climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Reaching the Top at Uhuru Peak

Tanzania is blessed with some of the most spectacular peaks and hiking points around eastern... ... Read More

AAA Express Adventure Ltd
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Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days 6 Nights

  • Starts Arusha
  • Operator AAA Express Adventure Ltd
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 1,560 7 days
Highlights
  • Machame Route Trek
  • Dramatic Mountain Scenery
  • Uhuru Peak

The Machame Route is considered to be the most spectacular way of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro... ... Read More

Jipe Trekking and Safaris
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Climb Kilimanjaro 6 Days

  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Jipe Trekking and Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Nov 21 Nov 22
From US$ 1,600 8 days
Highlights
  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites.

Of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More

Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Today Nov 19
From US$ 1,800 8 days
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

5.0 - Excellent Based on 13 customer reviews
Best company for Mount Kilimanjaro and safari Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Stanley From Sweden At
5 - Excellent
“I will never regret to recommend this company to any one who wants to do Mount Kilimanjaro trekking or safari.
My wife and i did 7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trekking through Machame route and 4 days lodge safari with Enosa.
Noel was very ease to communicate with before we book and after booking with Enosa.
We had a very good team of Guides,cook and porters during the hike. Much appreciations goes to Pasco and Regan who helped us alot!!
During safari we stayed in good lodges...and we had good guide..his name is 'Mwinyi'.

We highly recommend Enosa to everyone!!”
Well done Anapa Travel Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Machame route
Anonymous From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“I hesitated between 2 travel agencies for the Kilimanjaro climbing and chose Anapa for their fare and the excellent service provided by Tumaini Wilson. He was at the airport upon arrival, available to answer my several questions and always willing to do everything to make my stay unforgettable. The support group for the climb was remarkable leaded by Alexander Marois. Very well done Anapa!”
Great Kilimanjaro experience - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - machame route
Anonymous From France At
5 - Excellent
“Great experience with Novi Travel & Tours! Organization was all perfect. Our head guide Filbert and his entire team were fantastic, they clearly knew what they were doing and that experience shone through the entire trek. Very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and competent.”
Climbing to the roof of Africa with the support of a dedicated company Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Emma From Kenya At
5 - Excellent
“Climbing Kilimanjaro was always going to be an exceptional experience, and it certainly lived up to that. The climb itself was challenging but incredibly rewarding - the support team were dedicated, friendly and professional, ensuring that I had everything I required to succeed.
I was recommended Migration and Kili Expedition through a Tanzanian friend, and was blown away by the level of support given by Amos (the director) outside of the actual climb - personally helping me with my onward travel arrangements and other logistical requirements. It really was like being with a close friend and I thank him for that. It made my overall experience in Moshi and the surrounding area something truly memorable.”
7 days kilimanjaro machame route Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Moshe Kucukkaya From Sweden At
5 - Excellent
“I did the Kilimanjaro 7 days-machame route with Enosa, and i could'nt be happier of how it went. Everything was perfect from the day they picked me from the AirPort and to the day i left. The owner Noel did everything to ensure i would have a good climb, and so did the guides and everyone involved in the actual climb. We were 5 climbers in the group and everyone of us made it to the top. So thanks for everything Enosa :)”
Amazing Kilimanjaro Hike with Bless Africa Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Rob Johnson From UK At
5 - Excellent
“Very good route and amazing scenery,it was a perfect choice for 7 days,with an extra day it real help us”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 7 day Private
Marc McCurley From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“After climbing the Shira Route with Maasai Wanderings many years ago, I recently returned with my wife to trek the Machame Route so she could experience this great adventure. We were not disappointed. From start to finish Maasai Wanderings were great to deal with and it was good to see the folks at Maasai Wanderings were as eager to please today as they were when I first traveled with them.”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit
Julie From UK At
4.5 - Excellent
“Three of us climbed the Machame route in the beginning of November (we are aged 50, 52 and 74). The friendly team on the ground sorted out our gear hiring requirements and generally made sure we were ready to go. The guides were professional, helpful, patient and caring and, together with their team, were absolutely phenomenal all round. On summit night a second assistant joined us on the walk and his help was invaluable as two of us suffered with symptoms of altitude sickness and his presence meant that we each had our own guide. Even though our summit took longer than usual because of us not feeling great they made sure that we all made it to the top and back to base camp safely.

I would highly recommend Winford and his team. They did an amazing job in some trying weather conditions and we are very grateful to them for helping us realise our dream.”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - machame route
Lefrank Fiona From France At
5 - Excellent
“My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic trek with Novi Travel & Tours to the top of Kilimanjaro. They customized our entire 8 day trip and helped assure all of our hard preparation work was fully rewarded when we reached our goal of Uhuru!

This was by far the most physically demanding and emotionally rewarding thing we have ever done!

Novi Travel & Tours came highly recommended to us by 2 friends who had taken separate treks with them. We agree that this is an exceptionally well handled Tanzanian company. The whole team was excellent and made our trek particularly memorable and fun with the enthusiastic singing and greetings by the team on several occasions. Other groups had greetings - but none were as frequent or as resonant as our Novi Travel & Tours team!

Lefrank - France”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)
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